Consuming Splendor: Society and Culture in Seventeenth-Century England

Consuming Splendor: Society and Culture in Seventeenth-Century England

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by Linda Levy Peck
     
 

A fascinating new study of the emergence of consumer society in seventeenth-century England.See more details below

Overview

A fascinating new study of the emergence of consumer society in seventeenth-century England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521842327
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.26(d)

Meet the Author

Linda Levy Peck is Columbian Professor of History at the George Washington University. She has published extensively on politics, society, and culture in seventeenth-century England. She is the author of Court Patronage and Corruption in Early Stuart England (1990) and the editor of The Mental World of the Jacobean Court (1991).

Table of Contents

1. 'I must have a pair of Damasked spurs': shopping in seventeenth-century London; 2. 'We may as well be silk-masters as sheep-masters': transferring technology in seventeenth-century England; 3. 'What do you lack? What isn't you buy?': creating new wants; 4. 'Anything that is strange': from rarities to luxury goods; 5. 'Examine but my humors in buildings, gardening, and private expenses': cultural exchange and the new built environment; 6. 'The pictures I desire to have … must be exquisitely done and by the best masters': luxury and war: 1640–1660; 7. 'Rome's artists in this nature can do no more': a Bernini in Chelsea; 8. 'The largest, best built, and richest city in the world': The Royal Society, luxury manufactures, and aristocratic identity; 9. New wants, new wares: luxury consumption, cultural change, and economic transformation.

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